Javea Grapevine Issue 182 2016 One - Page 65

LA CANTINA DE JAVEA: Situated right in front of the fishing fleet in Jávea’s port (ground floor right around the back (left side) of the one storey building by the fishing boats). Very Spanish. Best Patatas Bravas in Jávea ! They are often very busy so you must go early (say 12:30h). Very good prices. Their fish menus consist of the catches of the day. They are serving all day long (even after the cinema). 96 579 2190 / open tlj : 7/7. Restaurante MENA Wonderful position situate right on the rocks at the end of the Las Rotas road (go over Jávea / Montgó road to Denia and turn hard right at bottom roundabout).  It was xenophobic, expensive and with bad muzak….. but we hear it’s under new management so certainly worth a try…. or drive on a little further and there's another good restaurant on the right. 96 578.0943 / f. evenings  http:// mena.restaurantesok.com/aquiok/detallrest. jsp?id=547&prov=Alicante SUR (at GRANADELLA BEACH) at the beautiful Granadella creek off the Cabo de la Nao and the No.1 beach of the Marina Alta; certainly the best fish restaurant in Jávea (they own their own boat and sometimes have an extraordinary variety!).  Our absolute favourite for fish and a beautiful location.  Sensational puds!  Highly rated (7½/10) in Spain's Gastronomía Guide.  Best to book. 96 577.1612  /  July/Aug daily 10-23h / otherwise open lunch only (closed mid-Dec end Feb).  www.restaurantesur.com/ At CALPE's (fishing) HARBOUR : The harbour at CALPE is a great place (sic) for fish ! Any restaurant will entice you in with marvellous displays of fresh fish.  There is nothing like this anywhere else we know of (except Dubai !).  Strongly recommended. FISH ITEM (retail)! Outside the Ermita supermarket (by the little church on the Jávea to Jesús Pobre road) at 10:00h on a Saturday morning is to be found an enterprising Dutchman (Arjen) who is selling fresh martjes, smoked eel, roll-mops, smoked mackerel, buckling (a herring smoked whole – as opposed to kippers which are smoked flat), smoked trout and potted shrimps ……. There are no further frozen HERRINGS for the moment due to change of supplier in Holland. Orders to : 667 997300 (every Sat. morning from 10:00h) or argentocorazon@gmail.com [and inside this supermarket, at Xavi’s excellent meat counter, can be found the very best STILTON in the area ]. Arjen is in MORAIRA on Thursdays 10 - 14h at Tabaira – Palco. INCODNITO < Fish 'n' Chips > : Jávea, Arenal beach, on main car park.  It is not usual for such an establishment to find its way onto this list but it has proved to be very reliable with both fresh fish and chips of excellent quality.  96 577.0068 / f. Sunday. E & O E : 20160127 © 2016  J.G. DEACON